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Ergonomics & Wellness

Ergonomics & Wellness

Add Workstation Flexibility to Promote Healthy Computing

Ergotron products adapt technology to the physical needs of each individual. This creates a work environment that promotes wellness while improving productivity. Ergotron is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, reflecting dedication to workplace wellness while contributing to the study of ergonomics. We also recommend the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion as a resource for information.

Make your space and work-life as comfortable as possible—get more ergonomics information at ComputingComfort.org.


Stand More, Sit Less, Start Now

JustStand.org

The term “Sitting Disease” has been coined by the scientific community and is commonly used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle. However, the medical community does not recognize Sitting Disease as a diagnosable disease at this time.

Studies find a strong correlation between long periods of sitting and elevated risk of mortality. This infographic, Sitting Disease by the Numbers (@ JustStand.org), gives a quick and clear overview, or read this white paper for an in-depth analysis.

Need more reasons to stand?

  1. Expend more calories
  2. Increase overall energy for better mental focus
  3. Relieve bodily stress caused by sitting

Find out more at JustStand.org.

 

Find Your Ergonomic Zone

The right mount will give you the maximum amount of flexibility to get into the right ergonomic zone.

What do you need to do?

Posture
Arrange display & keyboard to support body’s neutral posture
Result? Less strain, lower energy spend and reduced fatigue
Movement
Incorporate movement into computing routine
Result? Better circulation; less static loading that causes injury
Rest
Take time for frequent breaks & recuperation
Result? Body rejuvenates from faulty posture or static loading

Posture + Movement + Rest = Comfortable Computing. That’s the ergonomic equation and it begins with you. Find your zones by understanding the details of this simple, three-part concept.


Tools to Plan for Workplace Wellness

Ergonomic Workspace Planner

The Workspace Assessment tool will evaluate the basic ergonomic layout of your desk work area.

The Workspace Planner finds the right height for workstation components. Create an ergonomic workspace following three easy steps.

The Payback Calculator figures the ROI in productivity from an ergonomic workspace. It’s personalized to your situation.

The Calorie-Burn Calculator shows the difference that intermittent standing can make to promote fitness. See how many calories you burn.

The Sitting-Time Calculator lets you evaluate your risk of too much sitting, aka “sitting disease.”

Follow these Ergonomic Tips when working at a computer to improve comfort and reduce injury risk.


Ergonomic Index for Ergotron Products

Category Adjustment Benefits
Type 1
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Tilt/pan Equalize focal distance from top to bottom of screen; reduce glare/reflection; adjust keyboard angle
Type 2
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5" lift, tilt/pan Reposition height to suit posture; accommodate average range of users at a station
Type 3
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13" lift, tilt/pan Promote application flexibilty; reposition to suit posture; accommodate wide range (95%) of users at a station
Type 4
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15"+ lift, tilt/pan Work sitting or standing at the same station; promote application flexibilty; reposition to suit posture
Other ergonomic considerations dependent on application: A) Extension/retraction motion;
B) User-force requirements to initiate motion; C) Screen size relative to focal distance
  
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CASE STUDY

CDC Study: Reducing Occupational Sitting Time and Improving Worker Health
NBC News Report